Oh…. Tannenbaum

Christmas Tree?
Christmas Tree!
My strong boys and their tree
The kids did all but the lights this year!
We finally managed to make it to the tree farm on Sunday.  
They did mention that was their last day to be open, so we just squeaked in!
The kids talked us into two trees since the big ones were all gone.  
I just got the boxes back up today so it doesn’t look so much like a disaster area 
(at least in the rooms that company will see.)
I’ve been feeling grinchy. 
(“Bah, humbug” says Mama Scrooge.) 
Trying to get in the spirit, so tomorrow we are getting together with friends
  to make care packages 
for men in a Sober Living facility.  
Birthday cake to make for J.  
He’s requested:
3 tiers,
fondant covered with cookie crumb dirt,
and cookies and cream filling,
with (guess who) Indiana Jones running down the hill and a 
giant ball rolling down after him.
Someone’s been watching too much Cake Boss on Netfllix.
Speaking of yummy cakes,
My mom made this beauty for me for my birthday!

Nutcracker Mania

This is crazy week in our house.

The Nutcracker is this week, and both oldest boy and girl are in it this year.
We have been so busy with practices (OK, they have and I have been busy being a chauffeur/bench warmer.) Yesterday was “move in” day to the theater and
their first time on stage this year.
I was worried about my anxious little guy, but he did great! I didn’t get to see my little soldier dance because her practice didn’t end til 9! I took the boys home about 815 or so…
Dress rehearsal tomorrow- productions on Thurs through Sunday! Whew!
Oh, and did I mention E’s science fair paper is due on Monday? (And her finals are next week.)
I want to have a cookie exchange party. I’ve never had one and not quite sure how it works. Anyone?
Trying to clean and decorate.
Blogging instead…

Happy Holidays!